Green Arrow is one of my favorite superhero comics in recent memory. This definitive origin story of how Oliver Queen became Green Arrow is expertly plotted and excitingly executed by writer Andy Diggle and artist Jock, the team behind The Losers.

Unfolding like a good action flick, it’s equal parts Rambo and Robinson Crusoe; a gripping revenge story with a great plot engine and a compelling new villain, China White. It strikes the perfect balance of character and action that good superhero comics strive for.

The artwork is kinetic and flows beautifully, with kickass cover art between chapters. Also included are script excerpts, sketches and an introduction by Brian K. Vaughan.

Grade: A

Green Arrow: Year One is currently available.